guidance counselor

As the Middle School Guidance Counselor, I work closely with all Middle School students, parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators to build an inviting and supportive school environment, where everyone is valued and respected. I will take your concerns seriously and help you find a workable solution. In addition to helping Middle School students navigate the admissions process for high school, I help with academic difficulties, peer relationships, drug and alcohol issues, and special education issues. Please contact me with any questions about how I can help you succeed both academically and personally during your time at NEST+m.

Melissa Chen, Middle School Guidance Counselor

Registration for the specialized high school admissions test (SHSAT) and/or audition programs
is due no later than Date TBA to my office, Room 245C.
Extra copies of this form are also available in my office.

Annual High School Articulation Meeting for Current 8th Students and their Families
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Place: NEST+m Auditorium

  • At this meeting you will find out about the DOE high school application process.
  • No need to register to attend.
  • All 8th grade students and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend.